DIY Homemade Puffy Paint



1/4 c white flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 c water
Mix all dry ingredients, then add water while stirring. You can add food coloring to get fun colors, or stick with the white and paint on darker colored paper. When a masterpiece is done, just pop it in the microwave for 15 – 20 sec on high.
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5 thoughts on “DIY Homemade Puffy Paint

  1. Hi Stephanie! Sometimes we visit the exploration room at our local children's museum. They have some great ideas for the little ones. I have seen great sensory / discovery bottles. Take an empty bottle, such as a water bottle, and fill it with baby oil, water, and food coloring. You can use your imagination and make sensory bottles out of almost anything, rice with brightly colored hidden toys and number or letters, water and glitter, soap and water and food coloring, water and marbles, etc. I have seen recipes for edible finger paint as well. Equal parts flour and water and add food coloring. I would not recommend eating the paint, as I think this can get confusing as they get older, but at least your baby can start early with painting and you know its safe if he/she just so happens to sneak a taste. I hope this helps!

  2. Great!! I've been looking for something like this for my 9 month year old son. It's a little bit early to be doing crafts ect…because he's still just eating everything and emptying our drawers. Do you have any suggestions about projects to do with babies?

  3. it's a lot of fun! and i have since discovered that the thicker the paper the better. we even used cardboard sometimes!

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